The Future…

“The future” … an indefinite, murky idea. It is by turns immediate, temporary, indeterminate,  … possibly eternal. It seems to have a somewhat symmetrical relationship to the past, divided by the dynamic boundary of now. We may extrapolate out a short way to a reckoned point, but only if we disregard the inevitability of surprise. SometimesContinue reading “The Future…”


It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every singleContinue reading “(k)Now-how”


The past is in transition — the past is transition. So long as we live, it will continue to grow. ‘Then’ is foundational to ‘now.’  It forms the superstructure as we pass now to the future. At critical junctions in life or a project it may be profitable to examine the past before moving on. Some say, “You cannot changeContinue reading “Past”

Spurious Emissions

The physics is no longer bewildering to me, as it was thirty years ago when I was thrust into the microwave business, but the rules and regulations can still be− PTCRB Let’s start with this five-letter acronym for “PCS-type Certification Review Board.” Nested within this acronym is another acronym for “Personal Communications Service.” Surfing overContinue reading “Spurious Emissions”

Machine Wireless Interface

Machine Wireless Interface LLC I have been hard, hard at work these last weeks… working on the link between a really cool gizmo and the rest of the world. After drilling down deep into the physics of microwave devices for a quarter century, it appears that I will be spreading out what I have learned.Continue reading “Machine Wireless Interface”

Red/blue, Black/red

[Some …uh… human being hacked into my pitiful little blog and posted a gratuitous advertisement this morning. Feeling violated I deleted it and changed my password. “Feeling violated” got me thinking about what we do with our tax money.] I read about how some people (but only 100,00 in Texas, wow!) in some of theContinue reading “Red/blue, Black/red”

Picking up, putting away

We spent much of the week at a family member’s old homestead cleaning out a couple of buildings. It was like an archaeological dig; layer on layer let you roughly date what happened when. The experience saddened me— The accumulated unfinished projects in the shop and the ravaged keepsakes someone had tried to save. I kept telling myself, “But lifeContinue reading “Picking up, putting away”

Just Wail

You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. —Charlie Parker I was called in to help on a design project to marry a cell phone with a portable medical device. As it usually happens, almostContinue reading “Just Wail”

Brain Damage

I was doing my best to read Atlas Shrugged, because the book is in the news and mentioned by friends of mine. I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t seem to connect with the story – I just felt I didn’t know any people who thought and acted like these characters and I couldContinue reading “Brain Damage”

Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”

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Janet K. Ray

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Crying in the Wilderness

So they said to him, “Who are you? We need an answer! What do you have to say for yourself?”